Is it safe to eat sushi during pregnancy? Fact or Fiction?

After extensive research and decades of expectant mothers (and supportive fathers) shunning sushi during pregnancy, I have discovered that this is in fact one of the most widely misreported pregnancy myths out there – read on for the full story!… View Post

Too early to announce you’re pregnant? My top tips for throwing everyone off the scent!

As anyone in a long term relationship will attest, there comes a stage in every couple’s life when at each and every family or social occasion, someone will say, “I suspect it won’t be long until we hear the pitter patter of tiny feet?!” or the more threatening alternative, “You’ll be next!“ Now, I won’t go into my well-trodden rant about why that line of questioning is just so inappropriate and insensitive (at least not yet), but as newly pregnant parents-to-be, 7 weeks in, it’s getting harder and… View Post

The wonderful world of pregnancy cravings

As every good woman knows, the surest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And let me tell you, in week 7 of our journey towards parenthood, with pregnancy cravings now in full swing, my stomach (and I) couldn’t be happier. In the months before we started trying for a baby, my wife decided to enforce, with dictatorial relish, a strict and severe healthy eating regime to ensure we were in tip top shape to conceive. She dusted off her dreaded Hemsley + Hemsley cookbook (my… View Post

Life as an impatient Dad in waiting

Are you feeling any different today? Any morning sickness yet? Do your boobs feel any bigger? How much longer til our first scan? How big is the baby this week? Can we start telling people yet? Why does every day feel like a year?! If, like me, you are still in the early weeks of pregnancy, I suspect you too may be suffering from Impatient Dad Syndrome (or IDS as I will now christen it). My wife and I are now seven weeks (and one day!) into our… View Post

We need to talk about miscarriages

Expectant parents should all be aware of the true facts about miscarriages to ensure they are prepared should the worst happen, as unfortunately, miscarriages are more common than you’d think.… View Post

A Man’s guide to baby growth during pregnancy

Now for those of you dads (and mums)-to-be who have downloaded one of the many pregnancy Apps on the market today, you will no doubt have come across the numerous baby growth size charts, which set out how large our bundles of joy will grow over the next 40 weeks – by comparing them to seeds, fruit and vegetables. While the baby growth size charts start off simple enough, from blueberries and strawberries to avocados and mangos, before long they venture into the rarely sighted and often bizarre ‘exotic fruit aisle’ of… View Post